Open Share Small Groups

Celebrate Recovery at FBC offers several small group options. The Open Share Groups meet for one hour following our Large Group on Thursday evenings. These groups are gender and issue specific. As the need arises and leaders become available, more issue specific groups will be added. If there is not a group for your specific issue, then feel free to go to our Life Issues Open Share Group. If  you are new to Celebrate Recovery, make sure you start with the Newcomer 101 Open Share Group, so we can connect with you and help get you connected. Anyone can go into any group of the same gender and share whatever your issues are with others. This is an important part of the recovery journey, but make sure to follow the "Guidelines" during open sharing. There is such healing that takes place in the context of these small groups as the Holy Spirit works in and through our sharing and listening to one another.

Newcomer 101

Newcomer 101 meets immediately following our Large Group in the Sanctuary. This is for all first-time visitors to attend. This group will help you get a better feel for how things flow in the small groups. Newcomer 101 will allow you to hear stories of recovery, explain in detail how the program works and answer any questions you may have.

Women's Open Share Groups 

Chemical Addiction: If you find you cannot quit drinking or using entirely, or if you have little control over the amount you consume, you are probably an alcoholic and/or an addict. If that is the case, you may be suffering from a problem which only a spiritual solution will conquer. This group will offer you strength to help you stop your addictive behavior. We will be glad to share with you how we stopped drinking and using drugs ourselves. 

Life Issues: This group covers issues other than chemical dependency. This group is for those who may be struggling with regrets from past decisions, those who are still hurting from a divorce or unhealthy relationship,  or those who are experiencing shame, guilt, or anger due to the harm someone caused them or the harm they caused another. It is also for those struggling with codependency. In its broadest sense, codependency can be defined as an addiction to people, behaviors, or things. Codependency is when we allow the behavior of another person to effect our behavior so that we become consumed with that person and their problems. The Life Issues group offers a place with other people that have gone through the same kind of pain and provides a place for the healing love of Jesus Christ to work in your life. You can learn healthy ways of relating to others, and begin to walk, live and breathe in the freedom Jesus gives. 

Men's Open Share Groups

Chemical Addiction: If you find you cannot quit drinking or using entirely, or if you have little control over the amount you consume, you are probably an alcoholic and/or an addict. If that is the case, you may be suffering from a problem which only a spiritual solution will conquer. This group will offer you strength to help you stop your addictive behavior. We will be glad to share with you how we stopped drinking and using drugs ourselves. 

Life Issues: This group covers issues other than chemical dependency. This group is for those who may be struggling with regrets from past decisions, those who are still hurting from a divorce or unhealthy relationship,  or those who are experiencing shame, guilt, or anger due to the harm someone caused them or the harm they caused another. It is also for those struggling with codependency. In its broadest sense, codependency can be defined as an addiction to people, behaviors, or things. Codependency is when we allow the behavior of another person to effect our behavior so that we become consumed with that person and their problems. The Life Issues group offers a place with other people that have gone through the same kind of pain and provides a place for the healing love of Jesus Christ to work in your life. You can learn healthy ways of relating to others, and begin to walk, live and breathe in the freedom Jesus gives. 

Step Studies

Step Study groups are held at different times during the week and meetings generally last for 2 hours. Men and women, separated by gender, work through the four Participant Guides, based on the twelve steps and their biblical comparison. A step study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study. When you finish the study you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each step. Groups meet weekly for about 12 months--a step study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group. Whatever the hurt, habit or hang-up might be, people honestly working through these steps will find the freedom they need to be released from the shame, guilt, and pain of their issues through the healing light of Jesus Christ.